Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation homepage > Notebooks of Paul Brunton

The Long Path devotee is more interested in his personal progress whereas the Short Path devotee is more interested in impersonal principles. The first identifies himself with a caged-in sect, a limited group, a set of wordy dogmas and authority, whereas the second identifies himself with spacious freedom of attitude and independence of thought. The first is an occultist, the second a mystic.

-- Notebooks Category 23: Advanced Contemplation > Chapter 5: Balancing the Paths > # 44

The Notebooks are copyright © 1984-1989, The Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation.